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Refresher course in Underwater Medicine 2007

We would like to invite you to attend a Refresher Course in Underwater Medicine hosted by SAUHMA under the auspices of the University of Stellenbosch as a designated course recognised by the Department of Labour for re-designation as a diving medical examiner in terms of the Diving Regulations.

In previous years we have had difficulty in gaining acceptance for the SAUHMA conferences as meeting the requirements for a refresher. Therefore, this year the conference is actually presented as a refresher course by the University of Stellenbosch, recognised by the Department of Labour. In addition to the contents of the refresher course, there will also be a number of presentations on the management of common fitness-to-dive problems, insight into current fitness to dive standards and an overview of changes coming in the new Diving Regulations, 2007. 

Delegates attending the conference as a refresher will be required to write a short multiple choice questionnaire on the last day.

This course focuses on fitness to dive criteria and how these are applied and it is specifically aimed at Medical Practitioners that are designated in terms of the Diving Regulations.  All persons interested in fitness-to-dive issues will also benefit from attending the conference and there will be ample time for questions and interaction with speakers.

Topics that will be covered include overviews of the different organ systems and specific fitness standards that apply to these.  New guidelines in terms of specific diseases (e.g. diabetes, asthma) are presented.  There will be a whole session dedicated to the expected changes in the Diving Regulations and the impact of these in practice.  Case-studies of complicated cases that were referred to the Diving Medical Panel and court cases will also be presented.

The link with Occupational Medicine and the requirements thereof in commercial diving is addressed and the role of functional assessments is addressed.

Dates: 28 - 30 September 2007

Venue: Indaba Hotel & Conference Centre - Fourways JHB

Price: R 3500 early registration (includes refresher course)

Registration : Will be available shortly - please watch this space!! 

Conference organisers: African Conferences and Incentives (ACI) Pam Oberholzer

Tel +27 11 4752902
Fax +27 11 4755433

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